Amid Dip In Cases Night Curfew Ends At UP

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh is facing a downfall in the COVID cases. Amid this the state government has announced to end the night curfew from February 19.

The curfew hours in the state were from 10.00 pm to 6.00 am, which was relaxed by an hour from February 13.

“In view of a sharp drop in coronavirus cases, it has been decided to end the night curfew from today,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Awanish Awasthi said.

The state in the past 24 hours has reported 842 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload in the state to 20,63,9041. The active cases have dropped sharply from around 15,000 a week ago to 8,683 today.

Daily COVID-19 cases in the country have remained below one lakh for 13 consecutive days now.

The 2,53,739 active cases comprise 0.59 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.21 per cent, the ministry said.

Amid the Omicron Variant, the Uttar Pradesh government had first announced the night curfew from 11 PM to 5 AM in the month of December amid growing Omicron cases. In addition, restrictions were also announced on the number of people at marriages and social functions.

The announcement comes a day ahead of the third phase of polling in the state.

As many as 627 candidates are contesting in 59 assembly constituencies spread across 16 districts, in which over 2.15 crore people are eligible to vote.

India has recorded 25,920 fresh covid cases in the past 24 hours. With this, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,27,80,235, while the active cases dipped below three lakh after 43 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The number of deaths climbed to 5,10,905 with 492 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily COVID-19 cases were recorded less than one lakh for 12 consecutive days.

The active cases further declined to 2,92,092 comprising 0.68 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.12 percent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 40,826 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in 24 hours.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23. 

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